Monday 14th November marks the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week. The week will begin with 'Odd Socks Day' on Monday 14th, where students and staff are encouraged to wear their brightest, oddest socks in order to celebrate our community's diversity and uniqueness. The day aims to be a visual representation that difference is something that we should all embrace and celebrate, instead of being a cause of unkindness or exclusion.
During Thursday 10th's form time, all year groups discussed the upcoming Anti-Bullying Week, where students were reminded of the school's zero-tolerance policy on bullying and discussed the theme of this year's Anti-Bullying Week, 'Reach Out'. As part of these discussions, students were reminded of all the staff members who are available in school to support them and students contributed to our 'reach out' tree, with each label listing trusted people that students could go to if they needed advice or support. We hope the activity has reminded students of the importance of speaking out if they ever feel unhappy or uncomfortable in school and of the wealth of support that is available for them here at CLSG.
In addition, the Head Girl Team will be running a 'my secret friend' initiative all week, with students being encouraged to anonymously carry out random acts of kindness for another member of their form. Secret identities will be revealed to mark the end of Anti-Bullying Week on Friday 18th.
Our Anti-Bullying policy can be found on the CLSG website and additional helpful advice for parents can be found here.